Virtual Reality Metaversity
What You Need to Know about Learning in the Metaverse
A metaversity is a higher education university recreated as a digital twin utilizing virtual reality in the metaverse (or at least the early iteration of what will ultimately become a full, global metaverse).
Here's what you need to know about a metaversity campus:
- Because remote learning is growing dramatically, putting more students in a ‘Zoom’ environment is not a good solution. Not only are students generally unimpressed with 2D learning, but parents don’t want to pay for students to stare at a non-interactive screen.
- A metaversity campus is both synchronous and asynchronous. Classes that are taught live by a professor can be recorded and saved in a content library for students to visit and experience later on their own.
- Our process is turn-key so we can help you move courses to a metaversity campus in a way that is relatively painless and leads to student success.
- See our start-to-finish process here.
- Metaversity campuses are also geographically agnostic, meaning students come together with their professor/teacher and other students, even though they may be hundreds or thousands of miles apart.
- The VictoryXR library for subscribers has over 7,000 modeled learning objects like human organs, artifacts from history, molecules and much more.
- VictoryXR learning classrooms break the four-wall mold. We have 60+ learning classrooms that include a starship, dinosaur island, an art history museum and even the Galapagos Islands. Take a look!
Our Metaversity Clients
- Cal State – Dominguez Hills
- Alabama A&M
- West Virginia University
- University of Kansas
- Morehouse College
- Fisk University
- St. Ambrose University
- Southwestern Oregon Community College
- New Mexico State
- South Dakota State
- Inspired EDU
- American High School
- Northern Illinois University
A Video Tour of Metaversities
These short YouTube videos give you a visual glimpse of a metaversity:
What is a Metaversity?
Build Your Metaversity
Morehouse college, in Atlanta, Georgia, was the first university in the world to deploy a fully utilized digital twin metaverse campus. Thus the name metaversity. Morehouse launched in February of 2021 with three classes: world history, Biology 105 and inorganic chemistry.
Fisk University, in Nashville, Tennessee quickly followed with their own digital twin campus with a particularly strong use case with their cadaver lab:
The results from professors at Morehouse College have been impressive. Professors Ovell Hamilton, Muhsinah Morris and Ethell Vereen launched their classes along with a cross-disciplinary engagement with Professor Tanya Clark.
Professor Ethell Vereen asked for a barber shop so the young men in his biology class could freely discuss sensitive health issues. Professor Muhsinah Morris needed life size molecules that could be constructed and deconstructed — while in space on a starship! Professor Ovell Hamilton would teach world history while traveling the world from Africa to Europe to Japan. And Dr. Tanya Clark will teach fantasy literature in a Hogwart’s style school known as Mystvale College.
Our Metaversity Clients
You can see that the grades, engagement and satisfaction all were superior using the metaversity teaching campus.
The Power of the Metaverse Campus
Instead of viewing complex molecules in a book or perhaps a 2D video, you can stand in a room with your professor and hold a 3 foot wide molecule in your hand, then deconstruct it and reconstruct it. Because it’s all digital and created in spatial 3D, there are enough molecules for everyone in the classroom and then plenty more.
Imagine learning about reproductive health while taking a group tour through a fallopian tube and then discussing it as a class. Imagine learning fantasy space literature while beaming up to a starship and then putting on a space suit and taking a walk outside the ship.